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It's National Agriculture Week

It's National Agriculture Week. It's a time to remind ourselves just how important agriculture is to all of us.

3/15/10 (Mon)

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AFBF urges Congress to ease Cuba trade restrictions

When it comes to competing for agricultural trade with Cuba, the United States is its own worst enemy. In testimony today before the House Agriculture Committee, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman called on congressional members to support the Travel Reform and Export Enhancement Act, or H.R. 4645, which would lift some key U.S.-imposed restrictions on trade with Cuba.

3/12/10 (Fri)

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NDFB Week Safety Tip #5

A lot of kids and adults ride All Terrain Vehicles for recreational purposes, but there are laws regarding ATV use, just like there are laws for driving cars.

3/12/10 (Fri)

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AFBF climate change opposition goes to the Hill

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s six-month campaign to oppose cap-and-trade climate change legislation, “Don’t CAP Our Future,” culminated Wednesday when farmer and rancher members from across the country presented key lawmakers with some of the 100,000 grassroots calls to action gathered in opposition to the issue.

3/11/10 (Thu)

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NDFB Week Safety Tip #4

What could possibly be dangerous about a cute, little newborn calf? Well, for starters, its mom feels very protective of her newborn and will do anything to keep it safe.

3/11/10 (Thu)

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Avoid the worst, put safety first

A catchy slogan and a great farm scene helped a young Fargo student win the North Dakota Farm Bureau Week placemat contest, held as part of North Dakota Farm Bureau Week activities.

3/10/10 (Wed)

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NDFB Week Safety Tip #3

Grain piles and bins are a serious hazard on the farm and are not acceptable places for children to play. It takes just a few seconds for a person to be pulled under a flowing mass of grain, which can quickly lead to suffocation.

3/10/10 (Wed)

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NDFB Week Safety Tip #2

Practice ‘tough love' when it comes to riders on tractors. Never allow children to ride on a tractor. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 100 children die in farm accidents every year in the U.S. and many others are injured, often seriously.

3/09/10 (Tue)

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It's Farm Bureau Week

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven has declared March 7-13, 2010, North Dakota Farm Bureau Week.

3/08/10 (Mon)

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NDFB Week Safety Tip #1

Did you know that farmers are among the least likely workers to receive a skin examination by a physician? So it's important that farmers perform regular skin self-examinations.

3/08/10 (Mon)

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Agricultural productivity is critical

The president’s 2010 budget proposal calls for canceling NASA’s Constellation program to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020. In these tough economic times it is harder to justify sending astronauts into space. Agriculture is earthbound for the foreseeable future. There’s no need to worry about farming on the Moon or Mars either...

3/05/10 (Fri)

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FB backs bipartisan House effort to nullify EPA prop

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is “economically harmful, legally suspect and environmentally indefensible,” according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

3/04/10 (Thu)

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Reduce snow melt problems now

This winter's snow holds lots of water. Each cubic foot of drifted, piled or compacted snow contains 2 to 3 gallons of water, so actions homeowners take now can minimize future water problems in or around their house, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and flood expert.

3/03/10 (Wed)

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Route 1000 classes coming soon

Do you have a teen driver? If so, you could help keep them safer and reward them for that safe driving by signing them up for a Route 1000 class.

3/02/10 (Tue)

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Missling presents in Missouri on behalf of NDFB Foundation

In North Dakota, when the going gets tough, the tough pull together. That was the message North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling shared with those attending the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association meeting in Columbia, Missouri, February 27.

3/01/10 (Mon)

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